New York Fashion Week: Accessory Rundown
I have been keeping tabs on all the runway shows this week. I must say that some are phenomenal, and others, not so special. But the accessories used on the Spring 2009 runways have exceeded all expectations. Now I have something to look forward to during the horrendous winter.
Marc by Marc Jabobs showed an amazing belt. Or was it a fanny pack? Well, this fanny-belt is as functional as it is fashionable. It’s a different approach on the overdone, neon, kindergarten fanny. Halston showed a great, double wrap belt in a gorgeous tanned leather.It looks ordinary, but the way it matches the bag really works. Could cutting matching accessories from the same hide be a new trend for spring?
Halston had great bags. From leather to bright, crazy prints, they have something for everyone to tote through the city streets. Derek Lam showed notable bags as well…I’m a sucker for the white ones with really good hardware. Monique Lhuillier showed a vibrant coral necklace with a subdued evening gown. The contrast gave her collection a classic, but edgy look.
The shoes- Oh the shoes!! These were the best I’ve seen in awhile. MaxAzria showed his collection of flowing dresses with sandals that tightly wrapped around the ankle. Hanii Y’s pointed, lace-up flats in white, black and metallic silver were my favorites. They tied the collection together extremely well, along with pastel scarves. The models wore shoes on Abaeté’s runway that brought out the bad girl in her collection. Matthew Williamson showed amazing multi-colored platforms. They complemented his collection well, along with smokey eyes and stick-straight hair.
Hair and makeup was anywhere from whimsical to old Hollywood to completely crazy. I love a good wig, so Betsey Johnson made my day with candy-colored bobs topped with fantastic bowlers. Isaac Mizrahi glammed-up his collection by taking a classic hairdo and making it modern. Behnaz Sarafpour summoned my inner fairy with ethereal metallic makeup and heads covered with garden flowers.
This spring will be about making a statement on top of a statement. Or are these accessories fab enough to stand on their own? Basically, I think anything will go for spring ’09; my feet couldn’t be more ecstatic!